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Course & Subject Guides

Public Speaking - Johnstown Campus

This guide will help Public Speaking students find source content for their informative and persuasive speeches.

Finding Articles for Speeches

The University Library System (ULS) has many databases that will assist you in finding articles for background and supporting information on your topic. The databases listed on this page are just a selection of the many available in the full A-Z list of databases. While most are subject specific, you'll also find databases that are good for current news topics and general overview information, such as these: 

News and Current Events

Reference Resources (Credo Reference is a great alternative to Wikipedia. This list also includes Biographical databases)

Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier advanced search interface

Complete the Owen Library Public Speaking: Academic Search Premier tutorial to learn how to use Academic Search Premier.  For optimal viewing, please do not view with the Safari browser or on a smartphone if possible.

CQ Researcher

Masthead for CQ Researcher database

Complete the Owen Library Public Speaking: CQ Researcher tutorial to learn how to use CQ Researcher.  For optimal viewing, please do not view with the Safari browser or on a smartphone if possible.